As I was admiring the canvas of morning I thought to the issues of random selection and intelligent design. I think I might suggest the term “Creative Design” instead. I wasn’t really concerned about the debate between evolution and creation, that is settled in my mind. I was more reminded of the argument within the family concerning predestination and free will.
The beauty of the sunrise is the product of evolution or predestination to some people. As I was looking at it I was struck by how it was an example of the ever expressed creativity of God. I don’t see God sitting around before the creation of the world, picking shapes and colors and retiring to admire His work. If you will excuse the stretch, I think God gets up every morning and finds new patterns in old colors to express His nature to the world. God is infinite. He is creative. He shows us every day.
There is a chorus I love that reflects this. I did not realize until this morning that it was either borrowed from the ESV translation or the ESV borrowed it from the songwriters.
(Lamentations 3:22 ESV) The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;And of course there is that next verse or line,
(Lamentations 3:23 ESV) they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.I hope that the creativity of God touches you today. Blessings.
homo unius libri